Managing Hyperactivity During Winter

December 29, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

ADHD parenting can be particularly challenging when the weather turns cold and snow starts to fall. Kids have to stay indoors, and the four walls of the house might not be enough to contain their excess energy. Here are some activities that will help manage hyperactive behavior during the winter.


ADHD Parenting During the Holidays

December 22, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but you can’t deny that it also comes with its own set of stressors.  When you work ADHD parenting magic while dealing with holiday havoc, it’s easy to see why you might feel frustrated, exhausted, and overwhelmed.  The fast and busy pace of the holiday season stimulates an ADHD child and increases his or her need for instant gratification. Unfortunately, this also aggravates the symptoms he or she might have.  Here are some ways to help your child during the holidays and keep your sanity.


Christmas Gift Idea: Toys for Kids with ADHD

December 16, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

“What toys should I buy for my ADHD child?” This is one of the most common questions parents ask from experts, especially during Christmas or birthdays.  Kids with ADHD need the right kind of toys that allow them to express themselves. The tricky part is making sure they find these toys stimulating and exciting; otherwise, these presents end up gathering dust at the back of a closet.  Generally speaking, simple toys that encourage pretend play and artistic ability are enough to capture the imagination of kids with ADHD.  These Christmas gift ideas for kids with ADHD feature some toys they will surely love playing with.


Five ADHD Parenting Mistakes (And How to Correct Them)

December 9, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Well-meaning relatives, friends, and magazine articles have probably given you lots of advice on how to parent your ADHD child.  However, the so-called “rules” of good parenting don’t always work, especially when many of these techniques are only fads. Here are the five most ineffective ADHD parenting approaches and how you can make them work for your child.


ADHD Diet: Smart Lunch Ideas

December 1, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Ever wonder why your ADHD child gets more lethargic and fidgety after lunch? That’s because popular lunch time options put the brain to sleep rather than wake them up. Here are great lunch ideas that will help your child stay alert, calm, and attentive all afternoon.